Create DApps for Users
& Tokens on Remote Chains
Moonbeam makes it easy to build decentralized applications on Polkadot — which means your DApps can integrate with other blockchains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. With Moonbeam smart contracts and compatibility with the Ethereum developer toolset, you can quickly build applications that work with users and assets on remote chains, either through native Polkadot compatibility or bridge-based integrations.
Build new kinds of applications with smart contracts that leverage Moonbeam's dedicated connection to the Polkadot network.
Take advantage of native Polkadot integration capabilities to move tokens on and off the platform, and provide services to other chains.
Robust Tools & Services
Work with the familiar ecosystem of Ethereum developer tools that you know and love, including Truffle and MetaMask.
Use Polkadot-based services as DeFi building blocks such as DOTs, aUSD and other stablecoins, Laminar DEX, Chainlink oracles, and more.
Natively run Solidity-based smart contracts and a web3.js-compatible provider to allow existing Ethereum-based front-ends to connect to Moonbeam.
Work with BTC directly from a full, high performance,Turing-complete smart contract environment, powered by BTC-to-Polkadot bridges.
Software Planned &
The core Moonbeam client responsible for executing smart contracts and performing the parachain collation function.
Parachain Collator Incentive Module
A Substrate frame pallet and UI that implements node/collator incentives that are appropriate for a parachain that needs a decentralized set of collator nodes.
Ethereum Compatibility Tools
Tools for natively running Solidity-based smart contracts and a web3.js-compatible provider to allow existing Ethereum-based front-ends to connect to Moonbeam.
A token bridge connecting the Algorand blockchain to Moonbeam and Polkadot. This bridge allows for the movement of tokens from Polkadot to Algorand Standard Assets (ASAs) and vice versa.
Designed as a Parachain,
Built with Substrate
As a part of the Polkadot network, Moonbeam can directly integrate and move tokens between any other parachains and parathreads on the network.
Native Polkadot Integration
Move tokens seamlessly between Polkadot parachains, parathreads, and other networks that have been bridged to Polkadot
Bridged Token Integration
Work with non-native tokens via bridges to Substrate-based chains and other sovereign chains.
Advanced RPC Integration
Call functions on other chains such as oracle services, which enable you to obtain reliable and decentralized price feeds
Smart Contracts, Powered by the Glimmer Token
As a decentralized smart contract platform, Moonbeam requires a utility token to function. Our token, Glimmer (GLMR), is central to the design of the network and can't be removed without sacrificing security and essential functionality.
Smart Contract Execution
Glimmer is used to pay the gas fees associated with executing smart contract functionality.
Smart Contract Data Storage
Glimmer is used to pay for ongoing rent payments related to smart contract data storage on the blockchain.
All transaction fees are paid for with Glimmer.
Smart contract cross-chain communications will be paid for in Glimmer.
Proposed Launch Timeline
Join the Moonbeam Ecosystem
For App Developers
Build DApps and DeFi applications that harness the scalability and power of Polkadot.
- Scale Ethereum applications faster and more cost effectively
- Tap into a larger network of Substrate-based tokens and services
- Work with BTC and other chains from a single, high-performance smart contract development environment
For Node Operators
Earn Glimmer rewards by providing block production and collation services to the network.
- Half of all mineable tokens will be paid to node operators in the first four years of the network
- The number of node slots (and thus, validators) will be limited to ensure profitable operations
- Node operators also earn fees from the network which will grow as usage of the network grows
Allow developers to work with assets on your chain using a complete smart contract development stack.
- Offer compatible DApp/smart contract functionality to developers without needing to build and maintain it
- Deliver DeFi services to users as a viable alternative to centralized exchanges
- Easily integrate with Moonbeam and other chains via pre-built modules and bridging-as-a-service